Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Tiffany R. Hairston of Toledo, Ohio, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Hairston will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.
The NBCC MFP is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in August 2012. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP, as well as training and collaboration activities that will be open to all National Certified Counselors. The goal of the program is to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.
The NBCC MFP has distributed $20,000 education awards to Ms. Hairston and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Tiffany Hairston is a both a student and a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. Ms. Hairston has worked as an executive secretary, accounting technician, lead counselor/case manager, director of mentoring and juvenile services, and graduate assistant. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she plans to receive advanced training on issues related to minorities, networking and advanced research opportunities. After graduation, she plans to teach multicultural classes to further educate master’s- and doctoral-level students on issues of diversity and affecting change in a community in order to invoke a spirit of urgency within the counseling profession to focus attention on underserved minorities in need.
The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP application period in December 2013. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit http://www.nbccf.org/mfp.
About the NBCC Foundation
The NBCC Foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 52,000 National Certified Counselors in the United States and more than 50 countries.